On July 15, general aviation changed forever.
That’s when President Barack Obama signed into law an FAA authorization extension that includes third class medical reform.
OK, it’s not a beautiful plane flying through a majestic sky, but maybe something just as cool: A no-longer Rusty Pilot. Mike Vidal sent in this photo, explaining: “Just got myself re-certifed having completed my biennial after 13-plus years of not flying. Thank you Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) for the Rusty Pilots seminar back in September 2015 at KFXE that started the impetus to get me back in the air again.”
Here is Mike with his instructor Ivan Rodriguez Camejo at KTMB’s Reliance Aviation. [Read more…]
WAXHAW, NC — Eric Peterson, a missionary pilot who has operated search-and-rescue, disaster relief, and humanitarian flights for almost 40 years, was awarded the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association 2015 You Can Fly Sweepstakes top prize, a Reimagined Cessna 152, at a surprise presentation March 22 in North Carolina. [Read more…]
FREDERICK, Md. – On March 10 from 12 to 1 p.m., the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) will launch the first of a series of quarterly leadership lunches at the AOPA National Aviation Community Center (NACC) at Frederick Municipal Airport. [Read more…]